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Belfast Hills Area
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,   Summits in area: 10,   Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 For all tops   Highest summit: Divis, 478m
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Divis Hill Dubhais A name in Irish
(Ir. Dubhais [DUPN], 'black ridge/peak') Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 478m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J28077 75480 This summit has been logged as climbed by 116 members. Recently by: Lucy78green, stang, Pepe, simongray12190, sir_boba_fett, MichaelE, PPruz, jimmyread, rowanofravara, susanc, Bernieor, madfrankie, DrMonkfish, trostanite, Garmin
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Longitude: -6.018467, Latitude: 54.611279 , Easting: 328077, Northing: 375480 Prominence: 380m,   Isolation: 6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 727998 875474,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Divis, 10 char: Divis
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

For a long time dominated by a Ministry of Defence military zone, Divis was acquired by the National Trust in 2004 with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department of the Environment NI. About 1 km W of the summit on Armstrongs Hill is the site of a cairn, which is named Carn Sheaain Bhuidhe (Yellow Johns Cairn) on the 1:25,000 OS map of Belfast City LGD. F. J. Bigger suggests that the Seán Buí in question was one of the O'Neill dynasty (Proceedings of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, ser. 2, vol. iv (1893-94, 105). There were several chiefs of the name Shane O'Neill. Although Divis and Black Mountain are nowadays perceived as names for two separate peaks, both are ultimately derived from the Ir. Dubhais [DUPN], 'black ridge/peak', Divis being an anglicisation and Black Mountain being a (loose) translation. The name Black Mountain is now applied to the lower peak which immediately overlooks West Belfast. This has given rise to another Irish form, An Sliabh Dubh, but it is important to realise that this a recent back-translation or re-Gaelicisation from the English form.   Divis is the highest hill in the Belfast Hills area and the 632nd highest in Ireland. Divis is the most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Divis in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking across the slopes of Divis to the distant Mournes
 
Well kept hill near Belfast City
Short Summary created by wicklore,  5 Jul 2010
Divis can be easily reached from J 265 742 A which is the start of the access road to the summit. The access road is approximately 3 kms long with a climb of 100 metres ascent over the last few hundred metres distance. There are great views down into Belfast City and further afield in all directions to the Mournes, Lough Neagh, the Sperrins and the Antrim Hills. The summit consists of two masts surrounded by a double security fence sitting atop a much larger area of concrete. There is also a neat modern stone cairn overlooking the city and Belfast Lough. Cattle graze in the fields along the access road so keep dogs on a lead. Divis is remarkably well kept considering its close proximity to the city. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/5279/
 
Coming from Belfast I have climbed Divis on sever .. by cullens   (Show all for Divis)
 
Triangulation Pillar .. by RossMc   (Show all for Divis)
 
Stunning view of the Mournes .. by kierongribbon   (Show all for Divis)
 
The primary triangulation point for the OS survey .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Divis)
 
Given the definitions used in Mountain Views, I s .. by trudger   (Show all for Divis)
 
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